Being the Chronicle of the Courts of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc, held on the first day of January, AS 54 (2020), at New Year’s Resolutions in the Barony of Endless Hills. Submitted by Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald.
Court was opened after a fine day of fighting, and Their Majesties, having been seated upon Their thrones, bade the assembled populace to seek their comfort, then gave leave to Their Excellencies Endless Hills to conduct their court.
At the completion of the Baronial Court, the court of Their Majesties was again resumed, and they had summoned before them Dauidh O’Doolin. They spoke of his activities as a fencer and his helpfulness, and spake that they were desirous of many more subjects of this caliber, and so saw fit to Award him Arms, to be determined at a later date in consultation with their College of Heralds, with a promissory scroll writ by THL Alianora Bronhulle.
Dauidh receives his Award of Arms.
Once Lord Dauidh had departed, Their Majesties next demanded the presence of Daven M’Kinnay. They spoke warmly of his helpfulness transporting many gentles to various weekly practices and his efforts at those practices as well, and so desired to also Award him Arms, to be determined at a later date in consultation with their College of Heralds, with a promissory scroll writ by THL Alianora Bronhulle.
Daven receives his Award of Arms.
Once Lord Daven had departed, Their Majesties then required the attendance of Bjorn of Nithgaard. Words came from our King of this man’s work in the fencing community, and as Their Majesties were well-pleased by this, it was decided by Them that it was necessary to Award him Arms, to be determined at a later date in consultation with their College of Heralds, with a promissory scroll writ by THL Alianora Bronhulle.
Bjorn is award Arms.
As the cheering settled, Their Majesties requested the Scarlet Guard Herald come before them, Lord Nikola Gaetano. Words were said of his service in the heraldic community, and then Their Majesties deemed it just to induct him into the Order of the Keystone, with a scroll from Lady Gemina of Krull.
Lord Nikola receives a Keystone.
Next, Their Majesties called for His Lordship Lotharius qui et Segimundus, and spoke glowingly of his hard work running practices and helping at events, quiet but necessary service for the continued operation of our Society. Because of this service, they inducted him into the Order of the Keystone, with a promissory scroll writ by THL Alianora Bronhulle.
THLord Lotharius receives a Keystone.
Their Majesties next called for the attendance of Their Noble Order of the Millrind. His Majesty opined that their order seemed to be short a member, and so had Lady Julianna Woolworth brought before the throne. His Majesty spoke of her efforts cooking feasts, running fundraisers, and acting as Baronial Seneschal, and so saw fit to add her name to the rolls of that order, with a scroll writ by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
THL Julianna is inducted into the Millrind.
After that, Their Majesties both stood, and began to speak of a particular gentle, of whom they had become most dependent on during this reign, who had become a constant presence and solid backstop for all to lean against on the Royal staff. Their Majesties then had called before them Her Ladyship Antoinette de Lorraine, and made her a Baroness of Their Court, with a scroll by Baroness Barbary Rose.
Lady Antoinette is made a Court Baroness.
Finally, Their Majesties called for all scribes there present who had contributed to the day’s court, and gave unto each of them a token from their own hands.
There being no further business, court was adjourned.
Some minutes later, court was re-opened, and Their Majesties invited Lady Christina Mary Lowe, called Jinx, and spoke quietly to her of her accomplishments in the arts, and created her a member of the Order of the Sycamore, with a promissory scroll writ by THL Alianora Bronhulle.
Lady Christina receives a Sycamore.
There being no further business, the Sylvan Court of Æthelmearc was closed.
Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson
Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald
All photos by Lady Christina Mary Lowe except the one of her, which was taken by her lord.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Anna Leigh, Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Endless Hills Baronial Birthday and Investiture, as conducted on the 19th day of January, AS 53, in the Barony of the Endless Hills. As recorded by Don Po Silvertop the Rogue, reporting as Scarlet Guard Herald.
On Behalf of Her Majesty, Their Excellencies Baron Verdi Stefan and Baroness Fiona the Prepared opened Regency Court.
Baroness Fiona and Baron Verdi.
The business of Regency Court was suspended to permit Their Excellencies to hold Baronial Court.
During Baronial Court:
Whereupon Lord Ulfkell Dungelsson was called before Their Excellencies to receive admission to their Excellencies Order of the Golden Lamp for achievements in the Arts and Sciences.
Kingdom Court was re-opened so that Their Excellencies, acting on Behalf of Her Majesty might induct Lord Uflkell into Her Majesty’s Order of the Sycamore, again for his studies of the noble Arts. (Scroll composed and illuminated by Sir Murdoch Bayne).
Lord Ulfkell receives a Sycamore.
Thus inducted, Her Majesty’s Regency Court was suspended.
Kingdom Court again resumed while Their Excellencies were awarding a Golden Lamp to Lady Aesa Hegulfsdottir– to add her as a member to Her Majesty’s Order of the Sycamore for her talent and creativity in the Arts and Sciences. (Scroll by Calligraphy and illumination by Lady Gwen Cooke of Thescorre).
Lady Aesa receives a Sycamore.
Again, Kingdom Court was suspended.Upon the completion of Their Excellencies Baronial Court, Her Majesty’s Regency Court, as personifed by Their Excellencies re-opened:
Her Majesty’s greetings and apologies from a Far Kingdom were relayed to the attending populace – as was a call for photos so that Her Majesty might share in the enjoyment of the day’s activities.
Birna Hakadottir was called into Regency Court and presented with her Award of Arms for her numerous efforts and inspiration to many. (Scroll Scroll calligraphy, wording,and illumination by Lady Sebastianne la Rousse).
Birna receives an Award of Arms.
Ivarr of the Endless Hills was invited before the Regency Court and awarded Arms for his progress with a rapier and his helpfulness in introducing new people to the Society. (Scroll calligraphy, wording, and illumination by Lady Sebastianne la Rousse).
Ivarr receives an Award of Arms..
Their Excellencies invited Lady Gulsah al-Zakiyya to appear before the Regency Court- Their Excellencies spoke of the great investments of time and effort Gulsah had graciously offered- including the administration of Herald’s Point at Pennsic as well as her contributions to her Kingdom and Shire. For her numerous acts of Service, Her Majesty- speaking through Her Excellency, inducted Lady Gulsah into the Kingdom’s Order of the Keystone. (Scroll Scroll calligraphy, wording, and illumination by Lady Sebastianne la Rousse).
Lady Gulsah receives a Keystone.
The Regency Court called forth Her Majesty’s Order of the Millrind. Seeing that the present numbers seemed sparse, Their Excellencies (on behalf of Her Majesty) invited Lady Maggie IllFoster before the Court. For Lady Maggie’s long history of selfless and joyful service- in a multitude of offices and events, the Regency Court (at Her Majesty’s direction) inducted Lady Maggie into the Kingdom’s Order of the Millrind. (Scroll Text and calligraphy by THL Shirin al Sussiya, Illumination by Lady Felice de Thornton).
Lady Maggie is inducted into the Order of the Millrind.
There being no further business, the Regency Court of Her Majesty was closed.
Don Po Silvertop the Rogue
Scarlet Guard Herald
January 24, 2018 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Barony of Endless Hills being a Barony and in celebration of this their Excellencies Steffan and Fiona, declared 2018 would be a year of Tournaments. There were monthly Tournaments (in Fencing and Heavy) with all winners gaining admission to a final tournament held on January 1, 2019. Each of these tournaments were different, playing on different strength and weaknesses of the combatants. Each winner of this will receive a sword, a hand carved horn from Valhalla horns, and a few more prizes being thrown in the day of. You didn’t have to be a member of the Barony to win. We now are happy to announce our finalists.
It started with a bang in January holding the first Two Tournaments on the same night.
We had a touching moment in February when the Fencing winner Don Po, give his spot to THL Katerin Stark in honor of her late Husband Wolfgang. Also in February Sir Murdoch came out on top in the Heavy tourney.
In March Lord Attila Soldus was the first out of Kingdom winner, but he was surely not the last. THL Lotharius became the first competitor to get a first round bye, by winning both the March Tournament and the Endless Baronial Champion for Heavy. Don Po became Endless Hills Fencing Champion earning himself a spot.
April saw two new winners with THL Caitrina Gordon on the fencing side and Lord Ulfkell Dunglesson winning those tourneys. Conversely May saw two repeat winners with Lord Attila and Sir Murdoch earning themselves first round byes.
At melee Madness Memorial Day weekend Sir Thorsol and Baintighearna Ania gained admission though their skill at arms.
The heat of the summer brought us 5 winners, in June Don Po secured himself a first round bye, and THL Heinrich fought hard to win himself a spot. In July to locals to Endless Hills, Lord Chaghagan and Lord Vassilis both got there ticket into the tourney, but in August, traveling from a faraway land Baron Fearghus prevailed.
As fall came to the Endless Hills new comer Agnar won the fencing tourney, with the spectacular Sir Beatrix dominating the field. October brought another new comer to the Fencing forefront, Ivar, and yet another Peer, Master Tigernach took the heavy tourney. As autumn came to a close, Don Jehan overcame his fencing opponents, and Lord Gregory outlasted his heavy rivals.
Finally in December, the Fencers had two winners, THL Alianora Bronhulle, and Lord Ian Douglas, and in Heavy Righ-Tuatha Cormacc capped off the year.
Their Excellencies each chose a fencer and a heavy among all of the tourney spots, as all fought accorded themselves well at multiple Tourneys. His Excellency chose, Lady Jenevieve, and Lord Salvador, her Excellency chose Lord Damiano, and THL Sterling.
Any one of these fighters can win. If you want to come see this tournament, fight byes are just come do pickups with the competitors, you are all invited to Steel Therapy New Years edition, on January 1st. at our regular practice site 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown PA 18708 From Noon, until people don’t want to fight anymore. There is no admission, but bring a covered dish.
Article by Righ-Tuatha Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde
Lord Lucha Delion
THL Katerin Starcke
Lord Attila Soldus
Don Po Silvertop the Rogue
THL Caitrina Gordon
Lord Attila Soldus
Baintighearna Ania Mhoireach
Don Po Silvertop the Rogue
Lord Chaghagan Ghunan
Ivar inn Bjorn
Don Jehan LaBlanc
THL Alianora Bronhulle
Lord Ian Douglas
Lady Jenevieve Spillane
Lord Damiano Vitalie della Fonda
Righ-Tuatha Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde
Sir Murdoch Bayne
THL Lotharius qui et Segimundus
THL Lotharius qui et Segimundus
Lord Ulfkell Dunglesson
Sir Murdoch Bayne
Sir Thorsol Solinauga
THL Heinrich Braüer
Lord Vassilis Monevassios
Baron Fearghus O’Conchobhair
Sir Beatrix Krieger
Master Tigernach mac Cathail
Lord Gregory Hillson
Righ-Tuatha Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde
Lord Salvador Moro di Medici
THL Sterling de la Rosa
January Winners Righ-Tuath Cormacc and Lord Lucha
Don Po and The Honorable Lady Katerin
Front Row right to left Lord Attila, Lady Alanna, Don Po, Don Jehan, Back row Noble Romey, Fingan, Lord Curt, Lord Salvador, Lady Melissa, Baron Leo, Lady Jenevieve, Righ-Tuatha Cormacc, THL Sterling, THL Caitrina
February’s Tournament, front left to right, Lord Ulfkell, Lord Dememtri, Lord Vassils, Lady Kryslalis, Lord Eustacious, THL Sterling, Fingan, Back Row, Master Tigernach, Lord Gregory, Baron Sylvester, Sir Murdoch, Lord Salvador
Lady Romey Feurhertts and Billy Eaton are proud to announce that their daughter, Sapphira Elizabeth Eaton, was born on September 28, 2018 at 2:22 pm. She weighed in at 7 lbs .03 oz and was 21 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great.
She has traveled and has met her grandparents as well as her older brother, Eragon, shown with her below.
An account of the court of Sven and Siobhán, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, held at Their Crown Tournament on the twelfth day of May in the 53rd year of the Society in the Barony of Endless Hills. Reported by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, assisted by THL Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald and Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful.
In the Morning:
Each combatant and consort couple was called forward; each couple presented an item for the A&S display. At the end of Kára Hróksdóttir‘s song (her A&S item), she dropped to a knee and asked her Champion, Lord Laegaire mac Conaill Meic Shiadahail to marry her. He said yes.
Kara proposes to her consort, Lord Laegaire. Photo by Lady Mary Christina Lowe, called Jinx.
The Earl Marshall’s representative, Duke Maynard von dem Steine, had words about honor on the list and grievances end once the combatants leave the list. The Seneschal’s representative, Baroness Hildarun Hugelmann, read words from His Grace. Their Majesties followed with words to the same effect. Her Majesty then spoke about consort inspiration and drew the random pairings to begin the tournament. The court remained open throughout the day.
Upon the Field after the Tournament:
Upon confirmation by the Marshal in Charge, Duke Titus Scipio Germanicus was called before Their Majesties and declared victor and Prince of Æthelmearc. His Majesty placed the Heir’s Coronet upon His Highness’ head. It was then said that no Champion can succeed without a source of Inspiration. His Highness then placed the Heir’s Coronet upon the head of Countess Anna Leigh, naming her Princess of Æthelmearc and wished her a happy birthday.
Prince Titus crowns Princess Anna Leigh. Photo by Jinx.
Later in the Afternoon:
The populace was asked to please refrain from flash photography during court and thanked for their understanding.
Their Excellencies, Verde and Fiona, Baron and Baroness of Endless Hills came forth and swore fealty on behalf of their Barony.
Baron Verde and Baroness Fiona swear fealty. Photo by Lord Mikus Magellus.
His Excellency Marcus Claudius Cincinnatus, Proprietor of Delftwood, offered fealty on behalf of himself, his Lady-wife and the Barony of Delftwood.
Proprietor Marcus swears fealty. Photo by Lord Mikus.
THL Aine O’Muirghesan, Kingdom Chronicler, came forth and swore her oath as a Kingdom Officer. Their Majesties, however did not give her leave to depart for there was some unfinished business with her. It had been discovered that Her Ladyship had not been present in the court where she was inducted into the Order of the Millrind and had thus not received her scroll. This was remedied and the scroll, illuminated by THL Phelippe Ulfsdotter, was presented to her.
THLady Aine swears fealty and receives her Millrind scroll. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties then gave leave to Their Excellencies of Endless Hills, to hold their court.
Baroness Fiona and Baron Verde hold court. Photo by THLady Amalie Reinhardt.
The Ladies of the Rose, Garnet and Edelweiss asked for time in court and was granted leave. Countess Margerite spoke of the many acts of courtesy and chivalry that were witnessed in the tournament and asked that THL Roulande Willobrooke accept a token from her hand for his acts that day. She then announced that Countess Kallista had earlier presented THL Lothar Hugelman with a token as well. Countess Caryl spoke of how the holder of the Shield of Chivalry carries with them the honor of all the Former Royal Consorts. It was then announced that THLord Lotharius qui et Sigamundus had been selected to be the next bearer of the Shield of Chivalry. A representative of Duke Malcolm Duncan MacEoghainn, the most recent bearer, presented the Shield with apologies from His Grace as he was traveling the lands of his ancestors and could not make the presentation in person.
THLord Lotharius receives the Shield of Chivalry. Photo by THLady Amalie.
THLord Rouland receives a token from Countess Margerite. Photo by THLady Amalie.
Their Majesties presented Coins of the Realm to those fighters who volunteered to stand as Bye fighters in the lists.
Bye fighters receive tokens from Their Majesties. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Her Majesty then called before her the Children of the Realm. She thanked them for attending and explained that there were gifts in the back of the hall for them to pick from so that they might enjoy the rest of court.
Their Majesties summon the children for goodies. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties then summoned before them Romey Feurhertts. It was remarked that this good woman has become well known for her active participation as Herald, kitchen staff, fencer and entertaining bardic performances. For all this she was Awarded Arms. Scroll by Eleionora inghean ah Bhaird.
Romey receives her AoA. Photo by Lord Mikus.
His Majesty then asked to speak with THLord Lotharius qui et Sigamundus. His Majesty spoke of the skill of arms that has been witnessed coming from this gentleman. He is an inspiration on the field with both skill and comportment. For this he was inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by THL Alianora Bronhulle. An ancestral medallion from Hus Farhaga was then presented to THLord Lotharius as well.
THLord Lotharius receives a Golden Alce. Photo by THLady Amalie.
Those members of the Order of the Golden Alce were asked to stand. Her Majesty asked that the rest of the populace please look around and take note if there are any sitting that should be a member of the order and to please write in recommendations.
Their Majesties called all those for whom this was their first event or first court to please attend them. Her Majesty spoke of how those that are new are an inspiration to us all, reminding us of why we joined the Society. As a gift of welcome, they were presented with mugs and goblets, in hopes that they would find use when returning to future events.
Newcomers receive drinking vessels from Their Majesties. Photo by Lord Mikus.
The Order of the Millrind was called into Court. It was remarked that the order seemed to be lacking. Baron Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde was then summoned before Their Majesties. His Majesty talked about how His Excellency was one that was always seen working, even in areas that were not his home group. For this he was inducted into the Order. Scroll illuminated by THL Vivienne of Yardley, calligraphed by THL Shirin of Susa.
Baron Cormacc is inducted into the Millrind. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Her Majesty then said that she felt that the Order was still missing something. Baroness Elena de la Palma was asked to present herself. Her Majesty spoke of how this lady never seems to stop. She serves as Seneschal, chatelaine, autocrat, retainer and anything else that needs doing. Because there was no stopping her, the only thing to be done was to name her into the Order of the Millrind. Scroll illuminated by THL Vivienne of Yardley, calligraphed by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Baroness Elena is inducted into the Millrind. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties called for Lord Ulf the Barelegged to present himself. His Majesty remarked that he has a fondness for the brewed beverages and has noted that Lord Ulf does brew such things. Such fine artistry could not go unrecognized and thus he was named to the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by THL Mairghread Stiobhard inghean ui Choinne.
Lord Ulf receives a Sycamore. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Lady Aurelie of Nithgaard was then called into court. Her Majesty spoke of how the skill with needle and thread that Lady Aurelie shows is breathtaking and the enthusiasm with which she shares her knowledge is contagious. For all this she was named to the Order of the Sycamore and presented with a scroll created by Lady Rivka bat Daniyel and Isabella Montoya.
Lady Aurelie receives a Sycamore. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Those members of the Order of the Sycamore in attendance were then asked to stand. Their Majesties again asked the populace to look around and take note if someone should be recommended.
His Majesty then asked that those who have contributed to the creation of scrolls over the last year to please rise. He spoke of how the scribes give of their time and skill for free so that every recipient of an award has a special item to remember the day and asked the populace to please thank them for all they do.
Lady Magge Illefoster, the Event Autocrat, was called forth and thanked for all the work she and her staff did to make the day happen. Her staff was asked to join her and Their Majesties presented all with coins of the Realm as a thank you token.
Their Majesties thank the event staff. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Lady Asa Helgulfsdottir was called before Her Majesty. Queen Siobhán spoke of how it is her joy to look among the populace and find inspiration in Her subjects. Lady Asa has routinely inspired Her Majesty to try just a bit harder, go a bit further, do just a bit more. For this Lady Asa was named Queen’s Inspiration for the day and presented with a token of appreciation.
Lady Asa is named Queen’s Inspiration. Photo by Lord Mikus.
There being no further business, court was closed.
2018 is the 20th anniversary of Endless Hills becoming a Barony. In celebration, Their Excellencies, Verde and Fiona, have declared that there will be a Year of Tournaments, culminating in a Grand Tournament on January 1st, 2019. January 23rd saw the first qualifying tournaments.
Don Po ran the first Fencing Tournament. We had a great turn-out with 10 fencers coming in from groups across Æthelmearc and the East Kingdom to fence in the tournament. The format was a “Throw Me Under the Bus,” Bear Pit. The fencers fought their first two bouts like a traditional bear pit, but if they made it to their third fight, the fencer got to pick their opponent from anyone in line. The competition was furious, but in the end there must be a victor and that victor was Lord Lucha Delion of ACG. Initially tied for second place were Lady Jenevieve Spillane of Hartshorn, Dale, and Curt the Confused of Endless Hills, with Lady Jenevieve edging out second place. Lord Lucha also walked away with the Bragging Stick of Endless Hills. If you want it, track him down and challenge him for it.
On the Heavy side there were six heavy fighters who competed. It was a standard best of three Round Robin tournament. Completion was as close as it could be, with three fighters tying for the win: THL Lotharius, Lord Ulfkell Dongelsson, and Baron Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde. The three went into a sudden death round. First up were THL Lothar and Baron Cormacc, with Lothar coming out on top. Next up, Baron Cormacc fought Lord Ulfkell, with Cormacc taking the victory. The third match was THL Lothar against Lord Ulfkell, with Ulfkell coming out on top. Once again, a tie. This forced yet another round. After 2 very dramatic tie-breaker rounds, Baron Cormacc squeaked out a victory, with THL Lothar finishing second and Lord Ulfkell third.
Lord Lucha and Baron Cormacc are the first to earn one of the 16 spots for the Grand Tournaments.
There will be plenty more opportunities to earn a spot. There will be a Fencing Tourney the first Tuesday of every month and a heavy tournament the third Tuesday of every month in 2018. These tournaments are open to all combatants who are authorized in the fighting style that they are competing in. Both will be at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm, at the Jackson Township Fire Hall, 1160 Chase Road, Shavertown, PA 18708. Come help the Endless Hills celebrate the Year of Tournaments!
Here continues the Record of the Reign of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc at Fasching, November 25, AS 52, in Their Barony of Endless Hills; as recorded by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald.
Her Majesty Juliana gave leave to Verdi and Fiona, Baron and Baroness of the Endless Hills, to hold their Baronial court.
Be it known: On November 25, 2017 do We, Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, expel Matthew Gibson, known in the Society as Tegrinus de Rhina, from participation in any SCA activity.
Her Majesty then called forward Romey Feuerherrts to attend Her. Romey was then tasked with conveying the children’s toy chest away from the Royal Presence so the children of the Kingdom might be entertained during the court. Having given Romey the traditional head start, the children were then sent to find her and their reward.
Her Majesty then invited forward all those who were attending their first event and, as has become Their tradition, gave each a drinking vessel that they may be better equipped to attend events in the Society in the future.
Lady Valgerdr inn Rosti was summoned before Her Majesty. Word of Lady Valgerdr’s work as the co-autocrat for events and logistical support, and her time spent retaining for the Kingdom and the Barony, had reached Their Majesties’ ears, and so did They think it right to name her a companion of the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Kadlin Sigvalda Kohna.
Her Majesty then summoned to Her Lady Julianna Woolworth. Her work in cooking and pickling different foods was on display even that day as she labored in the kitchens to provide plenty of tasty food for those attending the Fasching event. For her efforts was she named to the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll illumination by Lady Shirin of Susa and calligraphy by Isabella Montoya.
Lord Tufa Die Munthus was called to appear before Her Majesty after Her business with his lady was concluded. He, too, had labored long and hard in the kitchens that day, and was also known for brewing his own cordials and meads. So was he made to be counted amongst the order of the Sycamore. Scroll illumination by Gillian McGill De Verona and calligraphy by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.
Her Majesty bade him stay a moment longer. Having seen his work in the kitchens that day, and his tireless efforts to make the event entertaining (and tasty!) for all, She did name him Her inspiration for the day and awarded him a Golden Escarbuncle.
Her Majesty then thanked those scribes present who had contributed to those works handed out this day, and called for the populace to crusade with Their Majesties and represent Their lands at Gulf Wars in the coming year.
There being no further business before Them, the Court of Her Majesty was then concluded.
Photos courtesy of Lady Christina Mary Lowe, aka Jinx.
The Battle of Clontarf in the Barony of the Endless Hills
Barony of the Endless Hills, April 30, 2016
On April 23, 1014, at first light, the battle of Clontarf began, and by sunset, between 7,000 and 10,000 men were dead and the history of Ireland was changed forever. Much of Irish lore still holds that the Battle of Clontarf freed the Irish from foreign domination.
On April 30, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (slightly later than first light), the third Battle of Clontarf will begin in the Barony of the Endless Hills, and by 7:00 p.m. (a bit before sunset), warriors and spectators alike will make their way home from a day of fighting and fun.
Do you like fighting with rattan? We have it!
Do you like fencing? We have it!
Do you like archery? We have it!
Is thrown weapons more your speed? We have it!
Do you prefer the elegance and beauty of A&S? We have it!
Perhaps you just prefer to relax around friends and enjoy delicious food? We absolutely have it!!!!
For those who have a penchant for martial activities, Clontarf will be hosting fencing tournaments run by Lord Alain Piat. Baron Murdock Bayne will be running a heavy tournament of honor which will include a procession and presentation to give up-and-coming fighters an opportunity to learn what they’ll experience if and when they fight for crown.
Baron Verdi and Baroness Fiona will be choosing their Baronial A/S champion at Clontarf, so all are invited (and encouraged) to bring their A&S projects to show off.
Archery is also on the schedule, as well as thrown weapons.
And, if that wasn’t sufficient enticement, Baron Perote Campbell will again be preparing a sumptuous dayboard for attendees.
There may be other events at the far ends of the Kingdom, but none where you will be made as welcome and appreciated as the Barony of the Endless Hill’s Battle of Clontarf. For details and other information, please contact Lord Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Magnus Tindal and Etain II, Basileus Kai Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Court at Endless Hills Investiture in the Barony of Endless Hills, 24 October Anno Societatis L. As recorded by Baron Malcolm fitzWilliam, Keystone Herald, with the assistance of Meisterin Felicity Flußmüllnerin.
In the morning, accompanied by Their Excellencies Gunnar and Barbary Rose, Baron and Baroness of Endless Hills:
Their Majesties gave leave to Their Excellencies to hold their Final Court.
At the conclusion of their Court, Their Majesties asked to have words with Baron Gunnar and Baroness Barbary Rose. Hearing that it was indeed their choice to retire to their estates and seek periods of rest and relaxation, Their Majesties summoned Lady Julianna Woolworth, Seneschale of the Barony, to attend them and report on the Election Process for successors. Lady Julianna reported that a successful election following the Laws, Rubrics and Rules of the Sylvan Kingdom of Æthelmearc was held and Lord Verdi Luftskyn and Lady Fiona ingen O’Fhaolain were elected to succeed Baron Gunnar and Baroness Barbary Rose. Hearing this Their Majesties removed the ancient coronets of the Barony from the heads of Lord Gunnar and Lady Barbary Rose and invited their friends and families to escort them to a place of comfort and repose.
Lord Verdi Luftskyn and Lady Fiona ingen O’Fhaolain called before Their Majesties.
Their Majesties then called Lord Verdi Luftskyn and Lady Fiona ingen O’Fhaolain to their Presence and asked them if they still wished to become the Keepers of Their Barony of the Endless Hills. Hearing that they did, Their Majesties accepted the Oaths of Fealty of Verdi and Fiona to Æthelmearc; the Crown and Their Heirs.
Lord Verdi Luftskyn and Fiona ingen O’Fhaolain swearing their oath of fealty.
His Majesty Tindal II invested Verdi Luftskyn with the Baron’s ancestral coronet and Her Majesty Etain II invested Fiona ingen O’Fhaolain with the Baroness’s ancestral coronet. Their Majesties presented Baron Verdi Luftskyn and Baroness Fiona ingen O’Fhaolain to their populace.
Now Baron Verdi Luftskyn and Baroness Fiona ingen O’Fhaolain of the Endless Hills.
In the evening, accompanied by Their Excellencies Verdi and Fiona, Baron and Baroness of Endles Hills:
Their Majesties gave leave to Their Excellencies to hold their First Court.
Inspired by the Silent Auction going on during the day, Her Majesty called on Lady Julianna Woolworth to present her with a token for the work well done.
Calling forth the “Future of Æthelmearc” and giving them into the custody of Baroness Anastasia along with toys, and games Their Majesties sent the children present out to amuse themselves.
Their Majesties called forward Maggie the Other and in recognition of her Gentle and Welcoming nature made her the newest Member of the Order of the Cornelian, Calligraphy and Text by Lady Abigail Kelhoge.
Maggie the Other, newest Member of the Order of the Cornelian.
Their Majesties called forward THL Nest ferch Rhys, who was presented Their Sigil in recognition of and in thanks for her maintenance of the Royal and Imperial Regalia, especially the Coronets and Crowns.
THL Nest ferch Rhys, presented with Their Majesties’ Sigil.
Their Majesties asked to have words with one who they believe is mis-named. After confirming that Elva the Evil is not really evil, Their Majesties granted her an Award of Arms and made her a Lady of the Court. Scroll is Forthcoming.
Their Majesties called forward one Alain Pyett a Fencer, Archer and Thrower, and in recognition of his hard work and dedication, he was created a Member of the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Magge Il Foster.
Alain Pyett, newest member of the Order of the Golden Alce.
Their Majesties called Vile Von Dragon to have words with him. Confirming that he is a fencer and archer, and a Marshall in Training, they created him a Member of the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll with Illumination by Chahagan and Wordsmithing by Jinx.
Vile Von Dragon created a Member of the Order of the Golden Alce.
Their Majesties called forth one Dorothea fitzWaryn to speak of words and numbers. After hearing her they knew she was indeed an Exchequer and Tollner, and created her a Member of the Keystone in recognition of her work for the Barony and the Kingdom. Scroll by Baroness Marianna Pietrosanti with words by Mistress Euriol.
Dorothea fitzWaryn, newly created Member of the Keystone.
Their Majesties called forward Kolfina Jodisdottir, who while new to the Barony and the Kingdom is already noted as an exemplar of the Clothing and accessory arts. In recognition of this Their Majesties created Kolfina a Member of the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Maria Christina de Cordoba.
Kolfina Jodisdottir, newest Member of the Order of the Sycamore.
Their Majesties asked someone to go into the kitchen and bring back Baron Ulrich Drachendonner so that they could have words with him. Their Majesties had realized that in many quiet ways he has come to be one of finest exemplars of the “Viking Persona” and in recognition would make him a Companion of the Sycamore. Scroll by Lord Ulf the Barelegged with words by Lord Cormac mac Gille Brigde.
Baron Ulrich Drachendonner made a Companion of the Sycamore.
Their Majesties asked to speak to one Perote Campbell, a friend, he spends much time travelling through Æthelmearc as a Feastocrat and marshal, supporter of peers and our Royalty. Therefore we will with the Advice and Consent of our Friends of the East make him a Baron of the Æthelmearc Court and Grant him Arms. Scroll by Master John.
Perote Campbell made a Baron of the Æthelmearc Court.
Their Majesties called forward Don Po Silvertop the Rogue to have words with him in recognition of all he does for His Barony, the Fencing Community, the Privateers of Æthelmearc, and the Schtick with which all and sundry are amused. Despite hearing denials Their Majesties created him a Companion of the Order of the Millrind. Wordsmithing by Baroness Helene al Zarga, Baron Fergus Atte Mede and Meisterin Felicity Flußmüllnerin, Scroll forthcoming.
Don Po Silvertop the Rogue created a Companion of the Order of the Millrind.
Their Majesties asked that Lord Gunnar and Lady Barbary Rose be found and brought into Court for conversation. After discussing their six years as Baron and Baroness of Endless Hills, Their Majesties made them a Baron and Baroness of the Court of Æthelmearc in recognition of their many years of service.
Lord Gunnar and Lady Barbary Rose made Baron and Baroness of the Court.
There being no further business, the Imperial Court was closed.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Her Majesty’s Court at Melee Madness, 30 May Anno Societatis L, in the Barony of Endless Hills, accompanied by Their Excellencies Gunnar and Barbary Rose, Baron and Baroness of Endless Hills. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.
Her Majesty called forth the children in attendance, and bade them meet with THL Alianora Bronhulle in the back of the hall, where treat bags had been prepared for them.
Her Majesty gave leave to Their Excellencies to conduct the business of their Baronial Court.
Emma Fynne was Awarded Arms for her enthusiasm in involving herself as a new person in many of the activities of our Society, including games and children’s activities, sewing, and helping to set up, run, and tear down events. Words from a scroll by Baroness Anastasie l’Amour were read.
Lord Chahagan Duras was inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce for his skill in fencing and training to become a fencing marshal, and also for his pursuit of the arts of heavy combat, target archery and combat archery. Scroll by Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen.
Lord Perote Gorman Campbell was created a Companion of the Keystone for his service as fencing and thrown weapons marshal and assisting with setup and teardown of events, and primarily for the numerous feasts that he has prepared for multiple events in multiple Kingdoms. Scroll by Lord Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde.
Lord Sigvaldi the Ram was elevated to the Order of the Keystone for his complete and utter inability to see something that needs to be done without doing it. Scroll illuminated and calligraphed by Baroness Barbary Rose upon words by Lord Perote Gorman Campbell.
Don Po, Captain of The Muses Call, and Lord Stefan, Captain of the Green Wolf’s Pluck, came forth as the two remaining Captains of the Royal Fleet and offered their tribute to their Queen. As the Fleet had been sailing for 6 years since receiving their charter from the Crown, and as Lord Stefan would soon have to retire from a life at sea to answer the call of the people to serve as the Baron of Endless Hills, Don Po inquired whether Her Majesty wished him to continue to sail the seas in the name of Æthelmearc. Her Majesty commanded him do so, and continue to bring the bounty of the oceans to the Crown.
Her Majesty named Lady Jinx as Her inspiration for the day, for the many pictures she takes to help all those who attend events remember the special moments of the day, and presented her with Her token of inspiration.
Her Majesty then asked all those who had contributed to the day’s scribal efforts to stand forth and be recognized.
There being no further business, Her Majesty’s Court was closed.